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Annual Giving and Engagement Officer

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Closing date
Jul 9, 2021

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Annual Giving and Engagement OfficerSchool/Division:Development and Alumni AffairsOffice:Office of DevelopmentFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Annual Giving and Engagement Officer will report to the Director of Annual Giving and work in conjunction with the Director for Alumni Affairs to support the University’s Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs program. He/She will be responsible for leading the student phonathon program (Call with Pride), student philanthropy campaign (Senior Class gift), and assist with the young alumni program (GOLD), annual Honor Roll of Donors, and Day of Giving. In addition, this role will design monthly e-newsletters; coordinate social media efforts and contribute to the publication of the website. The Annual Giving and Engagement Officer is also expected to develop and manage a portfolio of prospects in order to meet personal fundraising goals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Oversee the general operations of the entire phone program, including managing student callers, student supervisors, establishing calling schedules, and managing computer database files.
•Interviews, hires, trains, and manages all student callers and supervisors. Ensures proper attendance and success of callers by monitoring caller stats, providing monthly evaluations to callers, coaching them towards improvement, and implementing an incentive plan to motivate callers.
•Works with Development staff to maintain accurate and efficient pledge processes and the mailing of pledge reminders.
•Actively measure ongoing phonathon results against departmental objectives, and implement strategies to improve overall efficiency and performance the program
•In conjunction with Alumni Affairs staff, assist in managing the Graduates of the Last Decade committee and program to engage young alumni in giving back to Hofstra.
•Manage student philanthropy campaigns and Senior Class Gift to educate students about the importance of giving back to Hofstra. Includes recruiting, managing and motivating student volunteers, developing marketing and solicitation materials.
•Design monthly e-newsletter and other email marketing efforts
•Maintain and update donor records in database
•In conjunction with other members of the Development staff, prepare the annual Honor Roll of Donors
•Attend events and meetings, as needed
•Generate funds from among an assigned prospect portfolio – visit and dollars raised are evaluated annually against a pre-set goal
•Prepare queries/reports and mail merges for pledge reminders, renewals, annual giving and membership solicitation and informational mailings
•Monitor all incoming gifts to assure proper routing, coding and processing of all donations

This is an on-site position; work for this role is performed on campus.
Qualifications:•Bachelor's Degree required
•2-3 years experience in fundraising/development, non-profit management or other charitable giving programs.
•Be a proactive self-starter who is comfortable in a fast-paced collaborative environment.
•Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills required and the ability to work independently and in a team environment is expected.
•Above average computer knowledge and experience with ability to learn and utilize new software efficiently. An excellent command of the Windows environment including proficiency in the entire Microsoft Office Suite, as well as database experience. Understanding of social media platforms.
•Phonathon experience a plus.
•Experience managing students or volunteers preferred.
Application Instructions:For consideration, please send résumé, cover letter, salary requirement to:

Hope Motreuil
Director for Annual Giving
[email protected]
Hofstra University
101 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 06/17/2021Posting Number: 898979-21


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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